About content for the Streams Project Iphone app
To add your stream to the app, simply email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org : 1. stream name; 2. site coordinates; 3. list of taxa you have found.
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation's (NSF) mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program works with jurisdictions that historically have received less NSF funding. NSF established partnerships with government, higher education, and industry to affect lasting improvements in a state's or a region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and it's national R&D competitiveness.
Beginning in 2008, Vermont EPSCoR, together with a large number of undergraduate interns and collaborating high school teams, has collected macroinvertebrate community data on small streams in Vermont, New York, and Puerto Rico. The project gathers valuable research quality data while also training a new generation of scientists.
Contributors to this resource are too numerous to mention but three deserving of particular mention are Brian Cunningham who established the initial structure of the web resources in 2009, Erin Hayes-Pontius, who developed the bulk of the content between 2009 and 2011, and Catherine Vu who was the primary wiki editor between 2013 and 2015.
Beginning in 2015, we are adding common names and suggested tied flies. Common names and tied fly suggestions were derived from Fishbugs: The Aquatic Insects of an Eastern Fly Fisher by Thomas Ames Jr. Countryman Press; Woodstock Vermont. Keep in mind that both common names and tied flies often apply to two or more related insects. In addition, some tied flies are specific to just 1 species and our app works for whole genera or even whole families; 1 to 1 corespondence is not always possible. Unlike many terrestrial insects, the Entomological Society of America does not maintain a list of common names for aquatic insects and so there is not necessarily an agreed-upon standard. Finally, there are some macroinvertebrates in our database for which there are no common names.
Macroinvertebrate images and content provided from Wikieducator under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License.